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Review: could Lipitor cause Muscle cramps?





Summary: Muscle cramps is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 129,845 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 776 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 132,739 users)

Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.(latest reports from Muscle cramps 10,796 patients)

On Dec, 17, 2014: 129,845 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 776 people (0.60%) have Muscle Cramps.

Trend of Muscle cramps in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Muscle cramps * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle cramps5.65%19.35%16.94%16.94%28.23%8.87%4.03%

Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor * :

FemaleMale
Muscle cramps59.49%40.51%

Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle cramps0.00%0.16%0.00%0.00%4.75%12.03%20.89%62.18%

Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle cramps4.00%48.00%44.00%4.00%

How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle cramps14.29%0.00%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (91 people, 11.73%)
  2. Osteoporosis (48 people, 6.19%)
  3. Ill-defined disorder (43 people, 5.54%)
  4. Hyperlipidaemia (34 people, 4.38%)
  5. Hypertension (34 people, 4.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (103 people, 13.27%)
  2. Norvasc (64 people, 8.25%)
  3. Prilosec (59 people, 7.60%)
  4. Forteo (58 people, 7.47%)
  5. Atenolol (55 people, 7.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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